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>> president moran and board members, first of all, this is a great building. i want to, you know, i didn't come here to speak on the building. over time, i have always asked why it wasn't being used. as somewhat younger employee in the city and county of san francisco. i was taken out to that location by none other than leeroy king and met alex pitcher, whose office it was at one time. i said this to many folks, this is a, he gives me a chance to get it and i'm buying it. i'm glad the p.u.c. is now reconsidering it. and i just wanted to say that if you do reclaim it, let's not
just consider that alex pitcher has a room over an 1800 oak dale, but let's consider alex pitcher being an institution there and at one time it was water department. i guess. d.p.w. >> yeah. so, i ask that you pass this measure and please, do not hesitate to pass this measure. this is a great buy. thank you. >> my lip reading was failing me on that. okay. any other public comment? seeing none. we have a motion and second. all in favor. aye. >> oppose? >> the item carries unanimously. >> item 13. >> adopt the final mitt grated
negative declaration mitigation monitoring report program and findings as required by the california environmental quality act for the gary road replacement project and approve project c uw 26403. gary road bridge replacement in the sunol area of the alameda, california. >> we received advance information and had a chance to look at all of that. does the commission have any questions? or comments? seeing none. could i have a >> move it. >> second. >> moved and seconded. is there any public comment? all in favor. >> aye. >> opposed. >> the item carries. >> thank you very much. i just like to take two seconds
again to thank craig freeman, who was the environmental project manager. this started eight years ago and brought it to a nice conclusion. also brian desore, who is the project manager. thank you very much. thank you. >> thank you both. is there any other new business by the commission? seeing none. this meeting is adjourned. thank you. i have a motion to...
call to order. >> >> roll call, dorine woo ho? >> here. >> kimberly brandon? >> here. katz? here. >> approval of the september, 25th, 2012. >> move approval. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> item three, public comment and executive session. no one is here. executive session. >> so moved. >> second. >> >> move for executive session. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> be advised that the use of
cell phones and pagers and similar sound producing electronics devices are prohibited at this meeting. the chair may order the removal from the meeting room for any person responsible for the use of electronic device. please be advised that the member of the public has up to three minutes to make comments, unless they adopt a shorter item >> item a. executive report. >> good afternoon, members of the public, port staff. thank you for joining us today. the very first one is to announce the addition of a new open space in the ports portfolio which is one and a half acres at herron's head park. this was a park that was awarded by the 2008 proposition a, park bonds and it is complete, now. we hope to have a grand opening soon, but we did open it to the
public last september 7th, friday, september 7th. and as i mentioned an acre and a quarter, which is terrific for us of open space, it includes an lawn area, picnic area and a dog run and added lightings and rest rooms and parking and pathways. and it is open to very good reviews from the neighborhood and we hope that it will become a place that the rest of the city and the region will find compelling as well. >> the budget was two and a half million and we stayed in that. and i want to thank you commissioner brandon for your leadership on this and helping us to move forward rapidly for something new and, we are gratified by that and so thank you very much. could i have a round of applause for the commissioner? [ applause ] >> now, we probably caught for all of the amazing port staff,.
>> next it is that time that we have been talking about forever and over and which is the combination of the cop fleet week, 49er game, giant's play off games, and i could go on and on, but i am going to talk about the america's cup rigatta. and there is so much overlap that you will have to forgive me a little bit. the america's cup will begin next tuesday, october second, it will be housed this time a little differently from the rigatta of our august in that it will be taking place on little marina green closer to the saint francis yacht club because the major portion is for the fleet week activities. we again expect to have eleven racing under, i think that it is 7 teams. and i heard a great description the other day of what the america's cup world series really is described as one of
the sailors as the preseason of the america's cup. and so, i thought that was a really great synopssi., running from july 2012 to june of 2013. points of earned for each and the winner emerges at the end of 2013 and roll into the challenger series according to *f with the america cup final match. >> the first rigatta what is raise herd in the san francisco bay, in august. the winner was the oracal racing team. and so we will see how he holds up in the second running. so, again, beginning tuesday, october second, the marina green, america's cup village will be open every day from ten to seven and tuesday the second will be a practice day. wednesday the third will be match, racing qualifiers and match racing is where two teams
go head to head. tuesday the fourth we will have quarter finals and then of course, we will have the practice session of the blue angels assuming that the weather is permitting for that. >> friday october fifth the blue angels will practice first and then at 4:00 there will be the match race quarter finals followed there quickly after by the fleet racing. and on saturday, october 6, we will open the day with the traditional fleet week of ships around 10 a.m., followed by the traditional fleet week air show followed by the semifineles and then the fleet racing and the match race finals and then on october 7th we will have the air show and then the super sunday fleet race and so it will be an amazing time to be in the marina, northern water front area for the america cup world series, the teams are
oracle team usa, second oracle team, by russell cuts. and the team known as pirana and sword fish, team korea, energy team, arnamit white, red. and jq morgan and the china team and so we look forward to welcoming them all back into town and on to the great bay. very exciting. as i mentioned we will be holding fleet week at exactly the same time. flee week will be october 3 to the 8th. so it will begin officially a day after the practice session for the america's cup. fleet week was started in 1981 and has a long tradition here in san francisco. it was started by mayor diane finestien and it is the third year that it is used not just to celebrate the men and women in the military services but also to bring together leaders
from around the bay area and the federal agencies with the state agencies and the local agencies so that in the event of a disaster, situation, or an imagine situation, we have met each other and compared notes and we have a working relationship, and that was a vision embraced or created by general michael myatt a retired general who heads our fleet week committee and he calls that the senior leaders seminar which is something that new york is trying to replicate and so it is growing in its popularity. the focus is humanitarian relief and it will be at peer, 3032, and so behalf of pier or less than half will go to support fleet week and the other portion will be for the team basis for the america's cup rigatta. and this year at pier 3032, we
will welcome the uss macon island. she has been here a couple of times before, but she is bound to be a very popular ship. on saturday morning we will have the ships under the golden gate bridge, we are expecting 3 vessels and 2,000 officers to visit san francisco. there will be three navy ships, the u.s. s. macon island and the sterit and bravel. >> we will have a cutter, which is a high enduhave three ships her majesty. and we will have a few that will come in advance of fleet week and they will be first at pier 80 and they will be coming in this coming sunday and beginning on monday. they will be opened to the public down at pier 80 which they will be sharing with the
oracle racing team. so another reason to visit. there will be ship trailers, monday, tuesday and wednesday and thursday and unfortunately the korea navy has another obligation and they will be leaving before pat raid of ships. >> if you want to see, get down there next week. >> the ship tours are free and so for the ships at pier 80 they will be available next week as i mentioned and following the parade of ships next saturday, october 6th, we will begin opening to the public for the macon island and many other vessels and so it is going to be an amazing event. last year they pioneered something called buy a sailor a dirn. it was popular and it showed such great will from san francisco to the men and women in uniform and there will be over 3,000. that is a lot of meals to buy, if you want to get involved in that you can go to facebook/fleet week and you can
find out information on that. but i know that the generosity of san francisco ans and their restaurants when they saw our sailors was really unparalleled last year. and we hoped that we can do that again. >> something that came in after the agenda, which is gratifying for all of us? that president obama announced that the expansion of the downtown ferry terminal behind us in the if herry building has been identified on his list as two critical transportation projects in the state of california and his plan is to expedite these two projects through better coordination of the federal, local and state governments in order to put americans to work building a 21st century infrastructure and providing california with more transportation choices. and the san francisco downtown ferry project is something that is spearheaded by the san
francisco bay water emergency transportation authority. and they have been doing a great job and their project will improve the land side facilities and allow up to 6 new ferry bursts and as many as 10,000 per day, and so they have been working a draft, eir, eif which we hope to see in the beginning of the calendar year and they have been working with the port and partner and bc bc and so that is one of really great things that we see moving forward now in a expedited fashion. >> that leads me for introduce you the partner that wants to give you a sneak peek that the equity office has been working on with the port and many
others that share jurisdiction. >> my sneak peek is a sneak speak because our it translating this live to the lap top did not work, unfortunately. but i am going to talk us through this, it is a brief introduction and we will have a formal presentation in a few months. good afternoon and first and foremost, i want to help moyer, and lamb, and others for lending their support and insights in the last few months as we refine and draft the ferry plaza activation plan. we are proposing to activate the back mras plaza and make it into the back door. before the formal presentation is made in the next fao months, we wanted to let you know that we are proposing programming and improvements to the plaza.
>> today it is a beloved destination for visitors we know that it is vice sited by 23,000 people on saturdays between 8:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. that means that many more thousands are visiting very early shoppers at 7:00 a.m. and visitor and shoppers after 2:00 p.m. >> 7 to 10,000 ferry passengers a day traverse across the ferry plaza more if the giants make it to the world series. it is a hectic place, it is a delivery zone for the ferry plaza and also a service vehicle area for boats, golden gate ferries and the building behind here on the black of the plaza and also a drop off for passengers and it is for ferry building deliveries. we receive over 250 deliveries a day. people are amused that we don't
have a ferry at the building. and we have a lot of water and pilings underneath. when we show you the formal plan, throughout our formal planning process our mandate was to bring more people to the water front and create a multipurpose plaza and make it a world class destination. the goal is the excitement and to provide a path toward sustainability. so how do we get there, we are proposing an 18-month discovery phase, in which we try modest and initial he improvement and we are trying prototyping that was put in places like governor's island in new york and actually times square in new york where they basically bring out movable furniture and
allow people to define the new public areas, rather than our vision of how people should use it. >> so, we know that the ferry plaza is beloved. and so one of our exercises during the visionary stage and the planning stage is what other traditions can we propose for the back plaza that we can equally embrace and attend. >> we will show on the back plaza, a jazz festival, a antique market and movie nights. we are also looking toward finding creative ways to crowd the delivery and the vehicular needs of the plaza. in the next few months we will meet with key stake holders and i know what we will bring you in the formal presentation will assure you that we are creating a great plaza that will serve as a great gateway to san francisco. thank you for your support.
>> so commissioners, that concludes my report. >> is there any public comment? >> commissioners? any comment? >> just one, when you were making the analogy, recording the america's cup races, the one that finally made sense to me if you take the football analogy, is the world series is like the regular season, the cup is like the play offs and the america's cup race itself is like the super bowl. so. >> there you go. >> it fit it all in for me. >> thank you. >> also just thank the staff as you have mentioned earlier for their hard work. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> on their behalf. >> david is beaming over there. >> yeah. >> must be good. >> so one question that i had in terms of how this extension that you just mentioned of the ferry plaza, or the ferries, and this funding is not something that we counted on before? >> well, i think that the funding has been something that
it is all coming from the water emergency transit authority, the port many years ago. before my time supported the adoption of regional measure two, which raised, i think, one dollar on the bay bridge toll for the project and i know that the water authority has been looking for other funding, but this is very new and good news. >> and what would be the project for the cost in terms of to complete this roughly? >> i don't think that they have shared that entirely with us. >> i don't see that anywhere. >> dan, do you know the cost? >> with the ports planning and development division, there are a number of components where pier one is being removed and gate a with be in, and gate f would be constructed next to gate e down here, they are looking at around $110 million by the time that you look the a, f, and g and another one.
it would be phased. and it is essentially will be done in three different projects and there is land side improvements as well. particularly to the, in the lagoon area to the south of the building and also between the ferry building and pier one house. >> that is a great investment and that is... that means that there could be more ferry capacity. >> that is the idea, yes. >> and more in terms of planning where the ferry routes would be? or is that to be determined? >> the water emergency transportation authority is doing some coordination to make the ferry routes logical to the births so as to minimize crossing of ferries in the bay. so the gate, a, would be looking at the north bay, destinations that we either controlled. and gate e, to the south, golden gate would continue to operate where it does now and they have been talking about
rebuilding their facilities, and gate e, would shift to f, and ewould become the treasure island ferry, so e. and oakland at f and g. becomes ans larry birth for future south bay uses so they are located as much and they are looking to have capacity to essentially triple the ferry operations, or the numbers that exist today. >> we think that this is an exciting development and something that terms of everything else that we are talking about in terms of the water front. i need it in terms of the transportation and the congestion issues that we are looking at down the road. >> thank you. >> and also, congratulations on the completing. >> i know that a lot of work has gone into that and a lot of people put a lot of time into that and it is a good use of park bond funds. >> thank you. >> i want to go on the proposal acting on the ferry plaza, this one question that i would have
and i am not sure who to ask this of, but in terms of increasing the number of people at the site how would that impact some of the emergency access that we might need, access to, i know that there is a... right there. those sort of things, has that been accounted for? >> i can answer that. i mean, i am here on saturdays and we have actually had to bring, full, fire trucks to the back plaza during a full saturday market and so we have about 20 operation teams back there, but i think that is definitely a scenario that we proposed to weed out during the key pivotal situations. i know that it seems very seamless when we have the issues. we have had a small electrical fire back on the structure during the saturday market and we were very easy to get the vehicles back there and the people react accordingly. >> thank you. >> and over here on the south side would be maintained as it does, and jane and her crew are
very good about making sure that that is in an open access way. >> thank you. >> okay. thank you. >> item on the consent color. 8 a approval for a representative to san francisco port commission to travel to houston, texas to attend the break bulk america's conference. item 8 b. request authorization to expand foreign trade zone three 3. alternative site framework service areas to include additional bay area counties and to amend foreign trade zone number three. and 8 c, request approval of the resolution of approval section 3.15 of the lda defining force majuere and the recommending that the america cup project director and the city risk manager purchase owner's delay. >> 8 d. request of approval fiscal year. >> so moved. >> second.
>> is there any public comment on the resolutions? >> no. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> number 1270, 1271, 1 12* 72, and 1267 have been approved. >> item 9 a information presentation and the status report on the america's cup people plan. >> good afternoon, president woo ho, members of the commission i'm diane with the ports planning and development division and i just wanted to give a brief introductory remark to the presentation the bulk of which will be provided by peter albert from the municipal transportation agency. it is very fortuitus that
monique and they have been planning for the transportation demands for the last year by having both of these events coinciding on the fleet week weekend. it is a great opportunity to test out the transportation enhancement that has been incorporated into the america's cup people plan and peter is going to share with you today. not only just kind of the outlines of some of those elements, that really relate, most directly to the embaradaro water front but what have been the refinement of the experiences last month during the august world series and how we are cuing that up for october. one of the most key changes in refinements in the plans have to do with trying to create more pedestrian and bicycle
accommodation along the ambarkadaro itself. >> fleet week gets really inundated by cars and people. this year with the people plan, hopefully the plan will improve to the fleet week as well as the visitor and it includes closure of the right-hand northbound lane among the ambarkadaro so we have more room for buy cyclists and pedestrians and protecting the businesss that need to get into their facilities over the weekend and to carve out the operational space needed to accommodate the three crews calls that we also have that weekend. we are just going to be buzzing. so, with that, i wanted to introduce peter albert and he will present his powerpoint. thank you.
>> thank you, dianne. >> madam president and members of the commission, peter albert from mp a and a little background on the people plan, this document is one of a dozen or about a dozen plans that were required to be prepared or at least agreed to be prepared between the city and the america's cup event authority. clearly transportation was one of the biggest sources of optimism and maybe anxiety about what we could do to make sure that the america cup experience is a positive one for san francisco. >> we have a huge advantage of getting out ahead of this, almost 18 months we have been working on this plan. the original people plan drafted in march, we refined it in september. and now, what we are learning if this needs to be a living document, because the changes to the conditions, the experience that we had in august and how we prepare for this coming week and how we prepare for 2013. these are the things that really shape the plan and make the plan more responsive to the nes.